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NorthStar Group Services has removed the Vallecitos boiling water reactor (VBWR) from the GEH Vallecitos Nuclear Centre in California and has delivered it for disposal to the Texas facility of its affiliate, Waste Control Specialists (WCS). The privately owned VBWR operated from 1957 to 1963 at the Vallecitos Nuclear Centre (VNC) in Alameda County some 48 km east of San Francisco. The VBWR was the first NPP to deliver significant quantities of electricity to a public utility grid and the first NPP to receive an operating licence issued by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).

Date: Friday, 17 November 2023
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The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) and contractor UCOR (United Cleanup Oak Ridge) are now focusing on soil and groundwater remediation at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), according to the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM). This is the final stage in a clean-up programme that has dismantled more than 500 ageing, contaminated structures.

Date: Thursday, 04 May 2023
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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted an application from X-Energy Reactor Company subsidiary, TRISO-X, for a fuel fabrication facility which will use high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU). Anticipating the decision, TRISO-X, in October, broke ground and began construction of the facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The TRISO-X Fuel Fabrication Facility (TF3) is expected to create more than 400 jobs and attract investment of approximately $300 million. TF3 is set to be commissioned and operational by 2025.

Date: Wednesday, 21 December 2022
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The Bulk Shielding Reactor - known as Building 3010 - is one of over a dozen research reactors built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) since the 1950s, and is the first reactor at the Tennessee site to be demolished.

Date: Saturday, 17 September 2022
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Work has begun on a protective enclosure for a former reactor on the US Department of Energy's Hanford site in Washington State. The K East Reactor is the seventh at the site to be placed in interim safe storage.

Date: Saturday, 25 June 2022
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) on 27 May awarded Idaho Environmental Coalition (IEC) and the Idaho Clean-up Project (ICP) an End State contract at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Site near Idaho Falls. 

Date: Wednesday, 02 June 2021
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The planned release of a draft record of decision (ROD) for a landfill facility at the Oak Ridge Site has been delayed until December.

Date: Tuesday, 05 November 2019
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Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc has won several radwaste treatment contracts recently for work in both the US and UK.

Date: Thursday, 15 May 2014
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The United States is the only nation that relies on a large federal department to direct and manage energy and nuclear policies, programmes, research, development and related activities. The US Department of Energy (DoE) was formed in 1977 to direct national nuclear programmes; help resolve energy challenges resulting from America’s loss of ability in 1970 to recover enough oil to meet demands; and reduce atmospheric pollution from combustion of fossil fuels.

Date: Thursday, 25 June 2009
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